The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

January 3, 2013

Edward Kuzma

TIRE HILL — KUZMA – Edward, 85, Tire Hill, passed away Jan. 2, 2013, at Laurel View Village. Born Oct. 10, 1927, in Johnstown, son of John and Mary (Podbensik) Kuzma. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Ruth (Edwards) Kuzma; brothers, Stephen, Alvin and William Kuzma; sister, Margaret Bevec; and grandson, Richard Jones. Survived by loving daughters, Joyce, married to Edward Patosky, Tire Hill; and Sharon, married to Jack Jones, Hollsopple; grandchildren, Melissa, married to Dennis Bloom; Shawn, married to Julie Patosky; and Jack, married to Kelly Jones; and great-grandchildren, Tyler and Emily Levadnuk, Taylor and Brittany Bloom and Amanda Jones. Also survived by brother, Paul, married to Paula Kuzma; sister, Alice Kuzma; and loving and loyal companion, Threse Baywood, and family. Edward was a Korean War veteran and retired from Bethlehem Steel with 34 years of service. Member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Moxham; 50-year member of Slovene National Benefit Society; SNPJ national board member; president of Lodge 289; past president of Conemaugh Valley Federation; Jerome American Legion; charter member of Hollsopple and Tire Hill Sportsmen’s; and Conemaugh Township Krings Volunteer Fire Department. He promoted his Slovenian heritage and enjoyed listening and dancing to polka music. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Moskal & Kennedy Colonial Funeral Home, Moxham, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Father Bernard Karmanocky, officiating. Committal, Stahl Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to SNPJ Scholarship Fund or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.moskalandkennedyfuneralhome.com.

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